The Ford County Ground
6500
Yes
River End, Hayes Close End
Essex
20:19, Wed Dec 17, 2014 (UTC +0000)
County Ground
 

Records and statistics

Australia v India - Jun 20, 1983 Scorecard
South Africa v Zimbabwe - May 29, 1999 Scorecard
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Profile

The County Ground has been the headquarters of Essex since 1967. The ground is notoriously windy but with great drainage following improvements in 1982. It is a compact ground for a county HQ, but nevertheless much use has been made of the space available. The ground has one double-decker seating area, marquees, executive suites and mostly single-tier seating. Its pavilion, built in the 1970s, has recently been extended and contains all sorts of memorabilia.. It is also one of the only two current grounds with permanent floodlights which were installed in 2002. Graham Gooch has scored most of his 40,000 plus first-class runs here and Essex have had their most successful seasons here, too. Surrey will remember one match for a different reason, though: in 983, they recorded their lowest innings of 14. The playing area, which slopes slightly from south-east to north-west, has been used for more than just cricket in the past: it was used for some time as a standby emergency helicopter landing place for the nearby hospital, until the casualty department was relocated.

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Travel
Train Chelmsford train station is half a mile away from the ground.
Car 12 miles away from M25 Jnct 28. An NCP car park is available for public parking (175 spaces). It is heavily used by commuters on weekdays but it is largely available at weekends. Car parking for the public is available at various short- and long-stay car parks in the town centre.
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Fixtures

2015
Sun Apr 12 - Tue Apr 14
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Marylebone Cricket Club University Matches
Essex v Cardiff MCCU
Sun Apr 19 - Wed Apr 22
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Essex v Kent
Sun May 3 - Wed May 6
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Essex v Gloucestershire
Sat May 16 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
South Group - Essex v Surrey
Fri May 29 (20 ovs)          
NatWest t20 Blast
South Group - Essex v Somerset
Sun May 31 - Wed Jun 3
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Essex v Leicestershire
Thu Jun 11 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
South Group - Essex v Gloucestershire
Sun Jun 14 - Wed Jun 17
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Essex v Derbyshire
Fri Jun 19 (20 ovs)          
NatWest t20 Blast
South Group - Essex v Glamorgan
Fri Jun 26 (20 ovs)          
NatWest t20 Blast
South Group - Essex v Hampshire
Wed Jul 1 - Sat Jul 4
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Essex v Australians
Sun Jul 12 - Wed Jul 15
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Essex v Glamorgan
Fri Jul 17 (20 ovs)          
NatWest t20 Blast
South Group - Essex v Middlesex
Fri Jul 24 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
South Group - Essex v Kent
Mon Jul 27 (50 ovs)          
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group B - Essex v Lancashire
Wed Jul 29 (50 ovs)          
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group B - Essex v Warwickshire
Sun Aug 2 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group B - Essex v Nottinghamshire
Wed Aug 26 (20 ovs)
1st T20I - England Women v Australia Women
Tue Sep 1 - Fri Sep 4
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Essex v Northamptonshire
Tue Sep 22 - Fri Sep 25
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Essex v Lancashire
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An artists impression of the development at Chelmsford, January, 19, 2013
An artists impression of the development at Chelmsford
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A blanket of snow over the County Ground at Chelmsford, February 2, 2009
A blanket of snow over the County Ground at Chelmsford
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A section of the Chelmsford crowd, England Lions v Indians, Tour match, 2nd day,  Chelmsford, July 14, 2007
A section of the Chelmsford crowd
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County Ground, Chelmsford
County Ground, Chelmsford
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Essex v Cardiff MCCU at Chelmsford
Apr 12-14, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Essex v Kent at Chelmsford
Apr 19-22, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Essex v Gloucs at Chelmsford
May 3-6, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
South Group: Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford
May 16, 2015 ()
South Group: Essex v Somerset at Chelmsford
May 29, 2015 ()
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